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More Enterprise Software Vendors Go 'All In' with AWS

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) today announced four new enterprise software vendors have gone "all in" with the Amazon cloud.

The new companies choosing AWS for the core infrastructure platform backing their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings include: MicroStrategy, Software AG, TIBCO and Onshape. German software vendor Software AG last month announced it was moving its entire cloud portfolio to AWS.

"As cloud computing becomes the new normal for IT, companies expect applications and software products to be consumable in the cloud -- in a manner that is secure, always available, and accessible instantly from anywhere around the world," said AWS exec Terry Wise in a statement. "To serve these customer needs, ISVs require a cloud platform that has all of the infrastructure and platform services to support their current solutions as well as their future innovations."

By providing infrastructure in the cloud, AWS said it's helping software vendors concentrate on providing innovative customer solutions rather than devoting resources to manage compute, storage, database, analytics, application and deployment services.

"The cloud has become the preferred way to deliver enterprise IT solutions to customers around the world as it offers a level of availability, security and global accessibility that is difficult to replicate in traditional on-premises IT environments," AWS said. "By building their solutions on the AWS cloud, technology partners can leverage AWS's broad and deep platform capabilities and global scale to innovate quickly and meet the demands of enterprise customers around the world."

The news comes on the opening day of the AWS Summit in San Francisco.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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